Saturday, November 03, 2007

I May Be Knitting A Mountain Range


Knitted peaks

This intriguing structure is, of course, actually Muir in its current state. I'm hovering around half-way there - 6 repeats of the chart completed (I think) and into the seventh. It's going a lot quicker than I thought it would, this here project - I figured I'd still be knitting this at Christmas, now I'm not so sure at all that that will be the case (whether I'll have blocked it by then is another matter altogether but that's by the by).

About 45% of Muir

The long and the short of it is I am enjoying this kind of lace knitting and am even thinking of casting on for a similar project after this one. Alas, I find that my pattern options are somewhat limited by my own fussiness. I'm not really a girly girl, but maybe it is intrinsic to lace that so many of the patterns are very girly (flowers and leaves and twiddles and things) and hence not really to my taste - I'd far rather knit something geometric. Muir has been an exception because the leaves are very stylised and the pattern is nice and repetitive, but it has taken a long time for a suitable pattern to come up (Sivia Harding's Diamond Fantasy Shawl is a good one but I also favour rectangular designs so that one is still on the back burner).

Thanks to Ravelry though I have found my next wrap pattern! It's this Lattice Lace Wrap pattern and I'd really like to have a go at this one very soon - it might even be more perfect than Muir as this one is completely geometric! I think I can safely say that without Ravelry I'd never have found the pattern so yay for Ravelry :o) (Incidentally I still had to click through many a page of girly, twirly patterns before I found this one, but perseverance paid off.)

My my, this has turned into rather a waffly post. To recap in a somewhat more succinct style the three main points are: I'm doing good on my current main WIP, I'm growing to like Ravelry a lot and I've found the next project that I'm itching to try. That is all!

(Oh, except to say enjoy the festivities to anyone who is participating in Bonfire Night events over the weekend. I've already been to my local fireworks display for this year - very nice it was too - perhaps I'll even post a few of the many photos I took if any of them turn out to be OK...)


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